White-collar crime could have serious consequences for your business. What are the warning signs? How can you protect your business? Global Profiles of the Fraudster is a survey conducted by KPMG that provides some interesting insights.
KPMG International gathered data from fraud investigations conducted by KPMG member firms’ forensic specialists in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA), the Americas, and Asia-Pacific regions between August 2011 and February 2013. The survey examined ‘white-collar’ crime investigations conducted across the three regions where we were able to identify the perpetrator and could provide detailed contextual information on the crime.
This survey provides interesting insights into the relationship between the attributes of fraudsters, their motivations and the environments in which they flourish. In these turbulent economic times businesses and investors alike should be aware that fraudsters can come in all shapes and sizes. Knowing who commits fraud and why they commit fraud can provide organisations with valuable information to enable them to tighten their defences against fraud.